Tyrese Haliburton is a basketball player competing under the National Basketball Association and playing for the Sacramento Kings. The young Haliburton is currently playing the point and shooting guard positions with the Kings. Before joining professional basketball, he was part of the Iowa State Cyclones. He was also part of the United States Men’s Team that earned a gold medal during the FIBA Under 19 Cup World Cup 2019 held at Heraklion, Greece.
In high school, Haliburton joined the basketball team of Oshkosh North High School. During his sophomore year, he was named to the defensive and second team of the All-Fox Valley Association and earned the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 1 All-State honors and FVA Player of the Year award. In his senior year, he was selected All-USA Wisconsin first team by USA Today, WBCA Division 1 All-State team, and FVA Co-player of the Year as well as the Gatorade Player of the Year and the Oshkosh Northwestern All-Area Player. He was then ranked as a three-star recruit.
By November 6, 2018, the 6-fooot-7-inch Haliburton made his debut with Iowa State. During his first year, he was recognized as the only freshman to accumulate 30 blocks and 50 steals in the NCAA Division 1. In 2019, he was named Big 12 Player of the Year and by 2020, he took part in the NBA draft.
Haliburton stepped in the professional world of basketball after being selected as the first-round overall 12th pick by the Sacramento Kings. By November 27, 2020, he officially signed his rookie contract with the Kings and after a month, he made his professional debut with a win over the Denver Nuggets. After being one of the top three finalist for the Rookie of the Year, he was named to the NBA All Rookie First Team on June 17, 2021.
- 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup gold medalist
- 2020 Second-Team All-Big 12
- 2021 NBA All-Rookie First Team